A leaked image of Starfield sparked debate in the fan community, with a Bethesda representative frustratingly recalling the limits of the embargo. Also, the whole discussion may be missing a lot of important context…
It is no secret that the first copies of Starfield they’re already out there. Press reviews will go out on Thursday, August 31, one day before Early Access begins and one week before Starfield launches globally on Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Xbox Game Pass on September 6.
The first starfield leaks They have already reached the network, and among them an image that has generated a lot of discussion among fans, so much so that, apparently, it has reached the ears of a Bethesda representative.
Bethesda’s head of influencer marketing has commented in frustration that “the only thing people who have a copy of Starfield can say is that they’re playing Starfield,” and anything else would be breaking the NDA or embargo.
“Don’t be the creator who makes our lives difficult or ruins it for others for future games,” Cami, the Bethesda employee in charge of marketing, said via Kotaku.
Although he doesn’t specify what he’s referring to, anyone who’s been browsing the Starfield fan community for the past few days will know what he’s talking about: the “invisible walls” dilemma.
The invisible walls leak and why it might not even be true
The dilemma began when a leaked image on the Chinese Bahamut forum (you can see it in this Exputer article) showed a message from the game showing a message on the screen: “limit reached“, explaining that the player took 40 minutes walking in a straight line from the ship to reach an invisible wall that prevented exploring further.
Following this, many fans argued about whether this means that Bethesda had broken the promise of “limitless planetary exploration”what Pete Hines he made to a fan on Twitter, claiming that the entire surface of the planet could be explored.
Many fans said they were disappointed with the game because of its broken promises; others brushed it off, noting that it’s still a huge game; and many others questioned the accuracy of this image and its lack of context (it is not known if it was the tutorial planet).
Other journalists who are playing Starfield, such as Jesus Corden or Paul Tassi, said that this leak “was not accurate” and that there is a lack of context to draw hasty conclusions.
It is not worth dwelling on the endless debate that followed in forums and social networks. There are only three days left to know the reviews of Starfield, and one more day to hear the experiences of the first players in early access with it. Staying with something more positive, first impressions say that it is the Bethesda game with the fewest bugs…